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The Roommates – Fast Forward to 2019: Chapter 31
Tina couldn’t sleep and she found herself parked outside of Bette’s house at nearly 1 in the morning. She knew it was silly, but she couldn’t seem to stop herself. She needed to see her. To hold her. Yes, they were on a break, but even breaks could have breaks.
She called Bette’s phone and heard her groggy lover answer. “Tina?” said Bette.
“Hey Babe, I’m outside. Can you let me in?”
Bette was suddenly wide awake. She had been longing for Tina, missing her terribly, cradling the pillow to her chest. “T? You’re outside?”
“Yes, I’m here.”
“Tina, you have a key. Just let yourself in.”
“I know…I just didn’t want to assume. With the break, I didn’t know if you’d want to see me. I know it was silly to come here. It’s so late. But I just…I wanted to see you. I miss you so much.”
As she finished speaking, Tina saw the porch light come on and the door swing open. Bette was waiting for her. Tina climbed out of her SUV and rushed up the steps, barreling toward the woman she loved. She wrapped her arms around Bette, nearly bowling her over with the strength of her embrace. Tears fell from her eyes.
“Shh,” said Bette, stroking Tina’s hair, holding her as tightly as she could.
“I miss you,” Tina whispered.
Bette kissed the top of her head. “I missed you, too. Please don’t cry, T. I’m right here, okay?”
Tina held her in a vice grip and wouldn’t let go. “What’s wrong, Tina? What’s going on?” asked Bette.
When Tina didn’t answer, Bette finally extricated herself and closed and locked the front door. She grabbed Tina’s hand and led her to bed. Tina was already wearing pajamas and they crawled into bed together. Bette held her tightly.
“I was dreaming of you,” Bette whispered in the darkness.
“I was. I was holding my pillow, pretending it was you. God, I’ve missed you Tina.”
“Bette?” said Tina.
“I love you.”
“I know. I love you, too.”
Tina exhaled. “I feel like I can finally breathe. It’s hard to be apart from you.”